The Jury Talks Back

8/11/2019

Field Of Dreams Comes True

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 6:29 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Life imitating art:

Major League Baseball is headed to Dyersville, Iowa, in 2020. The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees announced on Thursday that the two teams will play an official big-league game at the Field of Dreams movie site on Aug. 13, 2020. The game will take place at 6 p.m. and be televised on FOX.

“It’s definitely exciting,” said Roman Weinberg, the director of operations for Go The Distance Baseball, which owns the Field of Dreams movie site. “There’s nothing more American than the Field of Dreams and America’s pastime.”

Now, they’re joining hands for one big game at the beloved movie’s site. The movie, which hit theaters in 1989, centers around the 1919 White Sox and Shoeless Joe Jackson. Jackson, who was banned by MLB along with seven of his teammates for his alleged role in the White Sox throwing the 1919 World Series, inspires an Iowa farmer, played by Kevin Costner, to build a baseball field in Iowa.

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The field has since become a tourist attraction over the years with fans from across the globe flocking to the Iowa cornfield to see it. Now, a pair of MLB teams will be coming. The game will take place at the site of the movie but not on the iconic diamond, Weinberg said.

“MLB plans to build actually an 8,000 seat ballpark that will allow fans to experience the movie site,” Weinberg said.

Build it and they will come, indeed.

–Dana

Trump Retweets Post Promoting Conspiracy Theory About Epstein’s Death

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 7:54 am

[guest post by Dana]

Unsurprising:

President Trump on Saturday retweeted a post promoting a conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein’s death.

The tweet, by Twitter user Terrence K. Williams, blamed the death on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton and does not provide evidence.

The tweet included the hashtags #ClintonBodyCount and #ClintonCrimeFamily, as well as a photo of both the former president and former secretary of State. Conspiracy theories linking the death to both the Clinton and Trump himself trended Saturday on Twitter.

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This is not the first time Trump has engaged in promoting unfounded conspiracy theories. Consider birtherism, vaccines and autism, Ted Cruz’s father/Lee Harvey Oswald/JFK, to name a few. [Ed. Trump changed his stance on vaccines when faced with the measles outbreak.]

–Dana

Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 115

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 12:01 am

It is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Today’s Bach cantata is “Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit” (Make yourself ready, my spirit)

Today’s Gospel reading is Luke 12:32-40:

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Watchfulness

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words:

Make yourself ready, my spirit,
be vigilant, plead, and pray,
that the evil time does not
come upon you unexpectedly;
for it is
Satan’s guile
to overcome many righteous people
with temptation.

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.


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